Omicron Beta Omega
Omicron Beta Omega Chapter has remained visible and viable in the community through the implementation of our international programs of service. Chartered December 18, 1983, the chapter presented its first, highly successful AKA Calendar Girl Event and the winners of a creative writers’ contest in 1984. Lovely high school ladies and handsome young men and the performances of internationally renowned saxophonist Bradford Marsalis, Miss America of 1984 Suzette Charles, and Miss Mississippi Toni Seawright captivated audiences in East Mississippi and West Alabama.
In 1993 the Black Achievers Program recognized the contributions of local citizens in communities. AKA Calendar Girls became Fashionetta™, the national trademark of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and featured local and state talents such as the Daughters of Margaret, a theatrical group. Through the sponsorship of these programs,Omicron Beta Omega Chapter has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving high school students.
In 1992 Omicron Beta Omega Chapter organized and implemented Alpha Care, a summer educational and mentoring program, at the East Mississippi Boys and Girls Club that continues today to provide challenging activities for youth of all ages. For over 30 years the chapter has supported EAF, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, America Heart Association, Salvation Army, The Arts, Abuse Shelters for Children and Adults, Habitat for Humanity and adopted HBCU Tougaloo College.
Omicron Beta Omega Chapter has won many Regional Awards that recognize outstanding service rendered in East Mississippi and West Alabama for 36 years.